With the start of peak festival season, Irish wedding venues platform SaveMyDay.ie is highlighting the country’s best festival venues to get married. Whether brides and grooms are looking for the creative bohemian vibes of Body & Soul, the enchanted woodsy vibe of Electric Picnic, an exclusive rental location to also add their own colorful flair, a music festival marquee setting, glamping experiences glamorous with yurts and tepees, or outdoor countryside spaces to hold their own mini-ceremonies and wedding receptions, Ireland has a list of festival-style wedding venues.
Across Ireland from Leitrim, Kilkenny, Cork, Laois, Wicklow, Clare, Galway, Carlow, Mayo, Kerry and Dublin, we’ve chosen 13 amazing wedding venues to help couples plan their ultimate big day.
All of these festival-style wedding venues and more are featured on SaveMyDay.ie, where couples can connect with any of the venues and find out about their upcoming nuptials for free. SaveMyDay.ie was launched in 2021 by Dublin couple Ian Menzies and Shell Holden to showcase unique, stunning and alternative Irish venues available to hire for weddings. The online platform connects couples with the ceremony and party venues that suit them, whatever their style, the size of their guests and their budget!
At Leitrim Ard Nahoo Eco Retreat in Mullagh (3-50 guests) has been selected.
SaveMyDay.ie describes it as follows: “This charming venue is hidden in the hills of North Leitrim and is the perfect location for a bohemian and magical wedding that does not compromise on taste or style. Couples start their married life with an exclusive and intimate celebration with up to 50 of their loved ones surrounded by the vast Irish countryside.They also have on-site accommodation for 16 people between three beautiful fully equipped eco cabins.
Ireland’s best festival wedding venues featured on SaveMyDay.ie:
Kilkenny – Mountain view | Ballyhale, Kilkenny – Ireland’s Best Exclusive Wedding Venue at SaveMyDay.ie Irish Wedding Venue Awards 2021 | 50 to 250 Civil guests | Ceremonial license
Set in the beautiful rolling hills of the Kilkenny countryside, Mountain View is an exclusive wedding venue offering indoor and outdoor ceremony and reception spaces on its 120 acres, including their grand marquee, greenhouse and outdoor terrace.
Ideal for intimate and larger festival-inspired wedding celebrations, Mountain View recently launched its unique boutique glamping experience this month for newlyweds and their guests on the big day. Their exclusive glamping village includes 12 luxurious and spacious fully furnished bell tents. Guests can expect home-like comforts, with a double bed, king-size duvet and electricity, while the outside contains a table and chairs and your own fire pit overlooking miles of beautiful country. Their ‘Hilly Hut’ is the ultimate in country living and the perfect retreat for the newly married couple. Honeymooners can take advantage of Hilly Hut’s smart electric heating, separate bathroom and shower, and kitchen/lounge area with a sofa to soak up the country vibe.
Langton Hotel, Kilkenny | Kilkenny City – Best Wedding Venue in a Major Hotel in Ireland at the SaveMyDay.ie Irish Wedding Venue Awards 2021 | 8 to 342 guests | Civil ceremony license
The Langton Hotel Kilkenny is located right in the heart of the bustling city of Kilkenny and is home to five wedding venue options under one roof. Hosting celebrations for up to 342 guests, couples can channel their inner rockstars and get married in Langton’s state-of-the-art Set Theater complete with stage, curtains and sound systems.
Wicklow – Poulapouca House & Falls | Hollywood, Wicklow | 25 to 200 guests | Civil ceremony license
One of Ireland’s premier festival wedding venues, bride and groom can customize their own wedding party at Poulapouca House and Falls in Wicklow and choose from a variety of incredible spaces, including the Garden Pavillion with its lush greenery and its festoon lighting and The Barn with stunning lake views. For the grand finale, couples can celebrate in style with a late-night party in their own private venue, The Music Room.
Cork – Fernhill House | Clonakilty, West Cork | 100 to 300 guests | Civil ceremony license
Catering to weddings of up to 300 guests, West Cork’s Fernhill House is an ideal country house estate to create a summery, outdoor and luxurious festival-style celebration with their private wedding gardens to host the ceremonies and their magnificent marquee of garden for aperitifs.
Clear – The barn of the Doolin hotel | Doolin, Claire | 60 to 300 guests | Civil ceremony license
Hotel Doolin, an alternative barn wedding venue for up to 300 guests to create your own mini festival to say yes. They offer a bespoke festival-themed wedding package named “Eclectic Picnic” which includes wedding decor, a bespoke gourmet picnic, house band during the meal, outdoor fire pits, a DJ and a bar extension to keep the party going until late.
Laois – Ballintubbert Gardens and House | Stradbally, Laois – Best Outdoor Wedding Venue in Ireland at SaveMyDay.ie Irish Wedding Venue Awards 2021 | 3 to 220 guests | Civil ceremony license
Located in the town of Laois which hosts one of Ireland’s largest annual events, Electric Picnic, Ballintubbert is an exceptional venue ideal for laid-back and luxurious festival-style celebrations with boutique camping on offer. With exclusive use of the historic house and grounds, couples can create their own EP-inspired day by getting married in the beautiful outdoor gardens, partying the night away under the pavilion marquee, and staying in the elegant and fully furnished glamping tents and yurts.
Dublin – Aerodrome area | Dundrum, Dublin 14 | 35 to 110 guests | Civil ceremony license
Airfield Estate is a beautiful oasis of calm and countryside nestled in Dublin’s Dundrum, offering a mix of farmland and organic gardens with a casual, chic restaurant just 15 minutes from Dublin city center (it’s even on the Luas line!). The 38-acre estate and working urban farmhouse offers a variety of indoor and outdoor ceremony options, including their walled garden, which has a magical sense of a festival forest feel.
Carlow – Sandbrook House and Gardens | Balloon, Carlow | 3 to 120 guests | Civil ceremony license
Sitting on 25 acres of grounds, Sandbrook House is a perfect location for a bespoke wedding celebration that can be exclusively yours on your wedding day. It offers five connecting reception rooms on the ground floor, ideal for civil ceremonies, a covered veranda, an open terrace, a huge manicured lawn for a festival-style marquee as well as a charming rustic barn and a courtyard for drinks and snacks after the ceremony.
Galway – Slieve Aughty Center | Loughrea, Galway | 20 to 80 guests | Civil ceremony license
Celebrate with friends and family surrounded by the beauty of the mountains and nature of the West of Ireland, a relaxed atmosphere and creative artistic touches. Galway’s Slieve Aughty center specializes in intimate outdoor green weddings offering an alternative setting for the bride and groom, hosting celebrations for up to 80 guests and with on-site accommodation including glamping cabins, eco lodges and the Three Towers Eco-House.
Kerry – Ballygarry Estate Hotel and Spa | Tralee, Kerry | 50 to 350 guests | Civil ceremony license
A rustic-inspired barn to say yes, the pavilion with sunset terrace and private gardens to host your sundowner, and 180 acres of breathtaking Kerry countryside combine to make Ballygarry a truly unique wedding venue. For dinner and dancing, the banquet suite can accommodate large weddings of up to 350 guests and has its own lounge bar that ensures the party continues well into the early hours. Ballygarry even offers couples the opportunity to use their classic VW campervan for some extra festival flair!
antrim -Breckenhill | Doagh, Antrim | 10 to 150 Civil guests | Ceremonial license
Set in a scenic location in the hills near Ballyclare in County Antrim, Breckenhill is a stunning private wedding venue which is built around two barns – the lovingly restored 18th century stone barn and the larger of the green barn. The barns are surrounded by secluded woods, extensive gardens and a patio that couples can use as part of their celebrations.
mayo – Bar & Restaurant Paddy | Tourmakeady, Mayo | 120 to 200 guests | Civil ceremony license
Located along the calming shores of Mayo’s Lough Mask, Paddy’s is a highly sought-after seasonal wedding venue accommodating weddings of 120 guests to large celebrations of 200 parties. Couples and their guests can enjoy both the venue’s indoor and outdoor spaces and the cool waterside marquee available at Paddy’s.